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Welcome to The Red Lion

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The Red Lion is located in the small and peaceful village of Upper Basildon in rural
Berkshire and has been a popular destination for many years owing to its warm
atmosphere and traditional pub character.

It is the perfect place to enjoy any occasion with family or friends, whether it's just
for a few drinks or a full meal. On offer is an extensive menu that caters for
most tastes, along with a wide choice of wines and beers. Our friendly and willing
staff are on hand to look after your every need during any visit and will
make you feel at home from the moment that you
walk through the door.

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  • We have a large garden seating 60+
  • Separate large dining room for anniversaries, functions, parties etc.
  • Comprehensive wine list with tastings & talks
  • We have a children's menu
  • Specials board with weekly revision
  • Regular music evenings
Treat yourself to lunch at the Red Lion this Sunday!

We will be serving roast lamb, chicken, pork and beef!

Enjoy with family and friends!

Latest Reviews

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new manager and new chef

Had the rib eye and my friend had the sea bream fillet. Both dishes were excellent. Lotty the new manageress has turned the pub round in just a few weeks. The beers are now looked after professionally and are really on song. Staff are friendly and helpful and the new chef is proving to be real winner. Weekly specials and a new range of bar snacks are great too see. It won't be long before this pub becomes one of the best in the area. Well done we need this to happen. Give it a try, support your local.

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james r
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Good food quality Burger, Cod dish and Fish and Chips

I was hesitant after reading some reviews. Food is definitely worth a try I had the burger nice and moist with homemade twice cooked chips it was lovely. The Cod dish looked amazing nice crispy skin with caramelized Chicory. Third dish was beer battered fish and chips it looked beautiful. Had a large glass of Savignon £8 ish about right for the quality. Dominique who looked after our table was excellent I'll definitely be back.

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great pub

So, as the reviews say the Red Lion has seen some ups and downs over recent years, however I’m so happy to see the changes that are resulting from a new General Manager and new chef in our local pub. Have eaten here a couple of times in the last two weeks, what a difference! The food is great and arrives in good time - I have to recommend the home made mac & cheese with brisket ends, simply delicious! It’s clear the team are happy, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming! Great job Lottie & team! Well worth a visit, and with the sun shining there’s a great beer garden at the rear of the pub!

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Lovely meal, service was very good. Really good atmosphere, lovely and clean. Great to have a proper village pub again.

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Traditional country pun

Quaint location, outstanding food, excellent service. Sometimes there is a wait for food, even if there aren't many full tables, but everything is made from scratch and you can really taste it! Staff are really friendly and the chefs will accommodate any need. Traditional pub complete with pub dog and Mr Darcy in the ladies toilet, no complaints there either!

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New Management

Now with an excellent varying menu - something for everyone - a quality offering. We were served crab thermidor from the 'specials' menu and simply could not be more delighted. An uprated kitchen apparently and 2 chefs promise an exciting future for this pub.

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BabsyT, UK
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A welcome change

We have just returned from lunch at The Red Lion and pleased to report that it is under new management. Fabulous steak and chips and good service. Will return again soon.

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The Red Lion

Aldworth Road,
Upper Basildon, Reading,
Berkshire RG8 8NG

Tel: 01491 671234
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